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We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 2000 near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 125
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Hurley's areas of expertise include the following: cysts, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4340 Josey Lane; Suite 204
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le sees patients in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Le is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7200 Highway 161; Suite 120
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hodges include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Hodges is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis D Veninga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Francis Veninga's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, incisional hernia, and post bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Veninga is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Veninga takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Heartburn, Appendectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Schatz graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is a Hernia?

A hernia happens when tissue from inside the body pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, coming through to the front of the body under the skin. Hernias happen most often in the groin area. Some hernias are extremely painful, and some feel numb or do not hurt at all. While most hernias are not an emergency, all hernias require surgery to move the tissue back into the correct place and reinforce the muscle wall.

Hernia surgery can be performed as open surgery, where an incision is made directly over the hernia, or laparoscopically, where several small incisions are made and the surgery is performed using very small tools and cameras in thin flexible tubes. The surgeon simply places the herniated tissue back into place and closes up the muscle. Small hernias may be only sutured or stapled closed, while larger hernias may be reinforced with mesh to prevent future hernias. A hernia surgery is called herniorraphy and a hernia surgery with implanted mesh is called hernioplasty.

Unless a hernia is very large or there are surgical complications, most patients go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical wound by your medical team. In general, it takes a few days to be back on your feet and two to three weeks to fully recover from hernia surgery. After hernia surgery, it is important to drink lots of water and eat high fiber foods to prevent straining during bowel movements, which may cause pain and pressure at the hernia site. It’s also important to refrain from heavy lifting for several weeks in order to protect the abdominal muscles until they fully heal.